Date: March 31st 2017


Hello lovelies,

We are staying super busy this spring!

- If tonight's House of Scorpio pop-up strip club caught your attention, there are about 20 tickets left, and all info is on http://www.houseofscorpio.com

- Thursday of next week, we're having an international pie potluck at the loft - free! Bring a pie, or just bring yourself.

- Our Goldmine shopping party has snuck up on us...it's next Sunday! This edition is all about spring cleaning thrift finds *and* Mother's Day gifts, so it's a pretty wild range. Vendors will be posting pics of their wares to the FB event page next week - RSVP so you can get previews. But we'll also tell you that two absolute favorites are participating: fine feather headpieces by Dora Marra, and stunning insect dioramas by Anntana.

- Later in April, on Fri 4/21, is the return of our craft cocktail lounge, The Cocktail Experiment. But more on that next week!

Cheers,

Gemini & Scorpio,
makers of themed costume events with live entertainment
http://www.geminiandscorpio.com

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PIE: 4/6
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Gemini & Scorpio
present

Celebrating Pi day with...All-American PIE

Thur, 4.6, 7pm-12am, FREE / $12 for three pie servings
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, must RSVP for Gowanus, BK address

Reserve your pie (limited): http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2885761
Details & RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/658372441037089
Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio

We tend to think of pie as a standard, round, applie-filled thing -- and we tend to think of America(ns) in the same kind of generic way. But as this proud passport-holding Russian Jew refugee can tell you, "Americans" really come from all over the world, and our pies do, too. And nothing brings people together better than food.

We want to celebrate Pi Day with as many international versions of pie as we can get, from YOUR cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Who wants to bake (or buy) a pie of their heritage, whatever that may look & taste like (sweet, savory, any shape)? We'd love for you to be the first to get tastes of everyone else's pies, and then present and serve your pie to other guests. Message us (though yes, you can always bring last minute PIE).

Pies & bakers:
- We'll bring some savory options, likely classic Middle Eastern spinach & feta
- Jaclyn Atkinson - French-incpired espressio silk pie
- Jennifer Glick - German/Jewish plum pie (Zwetschgenkuchen)

For anyone who can't contribute a pie, you can buy a $12 ticket for three servings of others' pies instead. Advance sales recommended, as pie availability is limited. We're hoping to donate a portion of sales & otherwise collect money for Southern Poverty Law Center -- TBC depending on how much we can bring in (ACLU just raised millions, so we're trying to switch it up). If you don't want pie, come on by for free for drinks & conversation, and to make a donation.


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SHOP: 4/9
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Gemini & Scorpio

invite you to

Goldmine - holiday shopping party

Sunday, Apr 9, 1-6pm, FREE
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Address with RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1886716198272830

Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio #gsgoldmine (show us your treasures!)

Miss Scorpio teams up with fellow dress-up addicts and craft-makers for some closet-cleaning and handmade clothing & accessory shopping. Think one-of-a-kind vintage, feathers and fascinators, unique jewelry, and lots and lots of sparkles. Of course even divas have days off, so there will be plenty of cheap casual wear finds alongside costume and vintage pieces. Plus: by-donation champagne & small snacks, chill soundtrack, and lounging in our awesome loft and sprawling roof. Perfect spring Sunday.

Confirmed vendors:

- Miss Scorpio - Vintage, costume and everyday pieces selected for their unique visual appeal
- Andriana Santiago - Vinyl record rings & many other things - http://www.AndrianaSantiago.com/
- Anntana - Tiny insect-populated worlds - http://www.anntana.com/
- Coming Up Violets - Wildly eclectic tchotchkes, jewelry, and artwork -
- Dora Marra - Turning new and vintage objects into headpieces - http://www.doramarra.etsy.com/
- Lady Black - An eclectic mix of festival, vintage and victorian inspired pieces - https://www.facebook.com/nilyn83/media_set?set=a.624120387567.2081324.198601911&type=3
- Ridin' Thrifty - Mobile thrift shop for fabulous weekend wear
- Stoned And Riveting - Taxidermy, vintage jewelry and upcycled crafts - http://www.etsy.com/shop/StonedAndRiveting
- Sweet Summer Boutique - Handmade jewelry for kawaii, steampunk, and alternative fashion - https://www.etsy.com/shop/SweetSummerBoutique
- Teresa's Treasures - Fabulous retro-style and vintage dresses, heels, and accessories - http://bit.ly/2mM8yLP
- The Paper Pinup - Handmade retro style cards - http://www.paperpinup.com
- Tokens & Treasures - A treasure hunter's dream
- Vintage is a Construct - Vintage and vintage-style clothing and accessories
- Zoa Chimerum Jewelry - Biomorphic handmade jewelry of cut rubber layered over forged aluminum - http://www.zoachimerum.com/

Still have some room for vendors! Are you doing spring cleaning in your fabulous closet? Have vintage or handmade goodies to pass on? Let us know! There are no vending fees to join us, just a suggested 20% donation from your sales at the end of the day.


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COCKTAILS: 4/21
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Gemini & Scorpio
present

The Cocktail Experiment

Fri, April 21, 7pm-12am, FREE + FREE drinks if you bring a cocktail ingredient, 21+ (25+ recommended)
$6 per experiment / $17 flight of three / cash only
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Official site & address RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/278751209232253
Social media: @gemini_scorpio / #geminiandscorpio

A speakeasy experiment in our magical loft. One kickass bartender, a fully stocked bar, and YOU bringing a liquid challenge: a bottle of something unusual for our pro to turn into a one-of-a-kind cocktail. If your bottle is used in creation of a cocktail, you (and up to three friends) get a complimentary tasting. No two cocktails will be the same, and all will be delicious.

Or, skip the challenge & just enjoy inventive craft cocktails in a better-than-bar atmosphere: a sexy low-lit loft, lots of couches, sprawling roof, chill music, serious skills behind the bar, no attitude.

Featured ingredients & cocktails TBA!

About our bartender:
Rebecca Leigh Silverman possesses a unique skillset as both a modern craft bartender and historic culinary expert specializing in period hearthside cooking and libations. When not cooking in the past, she's a Brooklyn-based bartender, trying odd old recipes out on her modern day customers and talking about the perfect sazerac. She is on faculty at The Farm Cooking School, teaching hyper-seasonal cocktail making.


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NYC EVENTS: 3/31-4/6
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WEEKEND + WEEK
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WORD: Poetry 2017: Word. Sound. Power.
http://www.bam.org/literary/2017/poetry
The finest spoken word artists from Brooklyn and beyond gather once again to collaborate with hip-hop artists, dancers, musicians, and each other in this electric showcase. Poetry 2017 celebrates the inherent radical nature of this oral tradition through performances by veteran artists The Peace Poets, OSHUN, Frank Waln, Lady Logic, and hosted by beloved MC Baba Israel. (Fri/Sat, BAM Fisher, 321 Ashland Pl, BK, 7:30pm, $20)

PUPPETS: Steve of Tomorrow
https://www.artful.ly/store/events/11388
A multi-media, technology based puppet performance about a science fiction enthusiast who posts an open invitation on his blog for time travelers to visit him. Soon after, a man from the future named Steve appears, but he is a lazy, uncommunicative disappointment. Is he a freeloading fake or is this what we become? Using cutting edge video puppetry and David Commander's signature style of toy theater, Steve of Tomorrow asks if humanity's well being is reflected in the recent explosion of technological advancements. (Fri/Sat, Collapsible Hole 55 Bethune St, 8pm, $15)

COMMUNITY: Prospect Park 150th Anniversary Opening Weekend
https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/prospect-park-150th-anniversary-opening-weekend
Prospect Park, Brooklyn’s Backyard, is 150 years old this year. Join Prospect Park Alliance to kick off the 150th anniversary celebration with a full weekend of special events and festivities. Lola Star brings her popular skating disco to the ice at the LeFrak Center at Lakeside. All weekend long, enjoy the start of the spring season with an Opening Day Parade and Fair, an exhibition ballgame played by 1860s rules, and the first Smorgasburg of the season. (Sat/Sun, various Prospect Park locations, BK, 8am-8pm, see site for details)

PERFORMANCE: Adrienne Truscott: THIS
http://newyorklivearts.org/event/truscott-this/
Adrienne Truscott made THIS. THIS is a solo performance which may not always be a solo, created specifically for Live Arts stage. THIS is a small or large or medium act of artistic survivalism and an ever-evolving work that writes, in real time, the libretto of the performance the artist is attempting to do which changes with each performance to reflect the new context brought by the performance at hand. THIS is a run-on sentence. THIS is a grift. THIS is a piece of cake. (Wed/Thur, New York Live Arts, 219 W 19th St, 7:30, $150-20)

FEST: The NYC Pancakes & Booze Art Show
http://www.pancakesandbooze.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/1147245698695888
Paintings, mixed media, photography, sculptures, drawings, graffiti. Featuring: Over 150 emerging visual artists, live body painting, free pancake bar w/rsvp on FB. (Wed/Thu, this week and next, M1-5 Lounge, 52 Walker St, 7pm-2am, $10, 21+)


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FRIDAY
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***PERFORMANCE: Kitten N' Lou - Holier Than Thou
http://joespub.publictheater.org/Tickets/Calendar/PlayDetailsCollection/Joes-Pub/2017/K/Kitten-N-Lou
Fresh from a smash run at Fringe World in Australia, everyone’s favorite gay-married superduo drag darlings return to NYC with a brand new glitter bomb of award-winning dance, irreverent striptease, and surreal campy magic that’s been called “BRILLIANTLY DERANGED” by Time Out NY. Whether you’re pure as the driven snow or a catholic school dropout, you must not miss Kitten N’ Lou’s demented and glittering romp through the Old Testament and beyond, as they dig deep and ask the hard questions: What is the meaning of our existence in the universe? Are we really supposed to believe there’s a God if Donald Trump is president? How can homosexuality be a sin when the Bible is clearly so GAY GAY GAY?!? Recently voted the #1 Burlesque Duo in the World (21st Century Burlesque), this “camp, show-stopping couple” (The UK Daily Mail) uses burlesque, drag, dance, and theater to make performance that has been described as “the wacky love child of vaudeville and club drag” (Australian Stage 2
016), “polished, clever, and glamorous” (Dita Von Teese), and “GENIUS” (The Huffington Post). (Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette St, 9:30-11pm, $20 adv/$25 DoS)

BURLESQUE: Freedom 2017
https://www.facebook.com/events/1749469578639812
Join Burlesque veteran and your host, Velvet Kensington for a joyous evening of burlesque honoring the life and art of George Michael. Performers from New York and a couple from out of town will share their talents with you through the fabulous art of burlesque. Featuring: Trinity Starligiht, Dottie Riot, Faux Pas (Arrie Fae) & Aurora North, K.James, Fruitonthebottom, Coco Masala, Anja Keister, and Miss Frankie Eleanor. DJ Stormagedden. Stage Mistress: Countess Eden. Silent auction featuring handcrafted accessories and other things. Fifty percent of the proceeds from the auction will go to Black Lives Matter and the Trans Lifeline. (The Parkside Lounge, 317 E Houston St, 7pm doors, $15/$30-$100 VIP)

PARTY: Bonnet Bash 2017:Beauties and Beasts
https://www.facebook.com/events/241732842899811
tix: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bonnet-bash-2017-beauties-and-beasts-tickets-32630449553
Grab your hat and cross the drawbridge into an enchanted castle where beauties and beasts alike can enjoy a mini-makeover at the Beauty Bar, gyrate to the tunes of Erik Rydju amongst dancing roses, succumb to the charms of Melissa Ulto and her hypnotic video trance and sip specialty-themed cocktails while perusing a one-night-only gallery installation of headwear created by Michelle Palmer, Sarah Sokol Millinery and Seraphim Sin. Prizes will be awarded in the categories of Fairest of Them All, Most Transfigured and Fiercest of Them All. (The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park S, 9pm, $25)


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SATURDAY
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FEEST: Geek Fest 2017
http://gothamcitygaming.com/geekfestinfo
A "comic con-like" convention in Brooklyn with local video game retailers as vendors and affordable entry & merchandise. Classic game tournaments like Mario Kart 64, Super Smash Bros. & Goldeneye, with prizes for winners. Raffles for prizes such as NES Classic Mini, Rocker Gaming Gaming Chair & more. Best Dressed Cosplay winner receives $100. (Gregory Hotel, 8315 4th Ave, BK, 10am-7pm, $15 adv/$20 door)

SHOP: BUST Craftacular’s Primped
http://bust.li/2mFo5Py
65 vendors with a huge variety of products such as jewelry, makeup, bath & body, and clothing, plus curated vintage collections, creative food, craft cocktails, and lots of free stuff to do. The first 150 attendees will get a free swag bag. Free or discounted activities include: Braid and bang bar, DIY nail bar, lash bar, Evolutive Tarot from Maria Soledad, fashion portrait painting, step and repeat like a red carpet starlet, runway shows from local designers throughout the day, craft cocktails, DJ sets from Dj Shakey and Amanda Nazario. (Brooklyn EXPO Center, 72 Noble St, BK, 11am-6pm, $3)

PARTICIPATORY: NYC's 32nd Annual April Fools' Day Parade--It's a Trumpathon
http://aprilfoolsdayparade.com
New York's irreverent April Fools' Day Parade returns, poking fun once again at the past year's displays of hype, hypocrisy, deceit, bigotry, and downright foolishness. The parade this year will be a massive "TRUMPATHON" celebrating our president's greatest fixation: himself. This will be the world’s largest gathering of Donald Trump look-alikes. The public is encouraged to participate, in or out of costume, with or without floats, and may join the procession at any point along the parade route. Floats can be no wider than 10’ and no longer than 30’. They can be self-propelled, towed, pushed or pulled. Customized bicycles, tricycles, baby carriages and aerial balloons are welcome. Download and print your Trump mask here: http://aprilfoolsdayparade.com/trumpmask.pdf (59th St & Fifth Ave to Washington Sq Park, 12pm FREE)

PARTICIPATORY: Pillow Fight NYC 2017
https://www.facebook.com/events/354149381638875
Pillows fly and teddies soar as you converge for a giant urban pillow fight! Swing and whack as you evade pillow-wielding assailants. Bring a soft pillow and wait for the signal. Please follow these guidelines to ensure a safe and fun pillow fight for everybody: Soft, feather-free pillows only; Swing lightly, many people will be swinging at once; Do not swing at people without pillows or with cameras; Remove glasses beforehand; Deposit pillows in donation boxes or take them with you; Pajamas welcome. (Washington Square Park, 5 Ave, Waverly Pl, W 4th & McDougal St, 3pm, FREE)

SOCIAL DANCE/MUSIC: Arcadia Swing
https://www.facebook.com/events/1231621596875299
tix: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1428615
A Celebration of Swing Music From the 1920s to 1950s. Featuring a huge hard wood dance floor and one of the best sound systems in NYC, this event will feature live music by Svetlana & The Delancey Five, Sweet Megg and The Wayfarers, and Nick Palumbo and The Flipped Fedoras. Plus DJ Odysseus Bailer. Open/Basic Swing Dance Lesson. (Connolly's Klub 45, 121 W 45 St, 3rd fl, 8pm, $15 adv/$20 door)

ART/PERFORMANCE: Visions and Dreams A UV gallery and fundraiser
https://www.facebook.com/events/188504338301855
Join Gratitude Migration and Myztico Campo under the UV lights in this special display of his most recent Visionary Shamanic UV 3D paintings. Myztico's paintings will be for sale, with 25% of proceeds to Gratitude Migration for the curation and creation of this year's Temple of Blacklight and other Visionary Galleries. Chromadepth 3D glasses will be available for your viewing pleasure. Specially crafted UV reactive cocktails. DJ Justin Terranova. Live music performances from Shnay, and Dakota Day and the StarSeeds. Performance LED Puppetry Art by Entity Sam. A special screening of the La Astronave Documentary, an international gathering of visionary artists selected to paint the world’s first monument to the grandmother plant medicine, Ayahuasca, in the lush rainforest of Tarapoto. (Mister Rogers, 231 Rogers Ave, BK, 8pm-2am, $10 adv/$15 door)

PARTY: Rubulad: Ship of Fools
https://www.facebook.com/events/1112171318895256
Live music and performance by:Predator Prey, Dolly Trolly, The Stillet-Hoes, Wilfredo, Swabby the Sailor (Zero Boy), Fantasy Grandma. With your MC Cap’n Solomon. Dos: Pork Chop, Dave the Spazz (WFMU), Mekristo. Plus: "Groenlandia — Un destino para los tontos" by Yoelteotli; rubber chicken massage booth; clown makeovers; drunken, filthy sea shanty sing-along, funny haircuts. Dress to make us laugh. RSVP to rubulad@outlook.com (address with RSVP, BK, 8pm doors/9pm show, $20/$10 before 9pm & after performances)

VARIETY: Big Sky Works: Raise the Roof Fundraiser
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/big-sky-works-raise-the-roof-fundraiser-tickets-33234797173
Come raise the roof and raise some funds in celebration and salvation of a favorite underground circus, performance art and music venue in Williamsburg. Come support one of the oldest underground venues in Williamsburg. Featuring performances by: Kyp Malone (TV on the Radio), Amy G, The Dangles, The Heavenly Bodies,
Ambrose Martos, and Tanya Marie Gagne. Visuals by B.A. Miale. There will be drunk dancing, merry making, raffle prizes, and a pool table. (Big Sky Works, 29 Wythe Ave, BK, 8pm, $25)

VARIETY: April Fools Fall In Love!
https://www.sincerelyyoursburlesque.com/events
Featuring Sincerely Yours & The Dear Johns, this is the spring fling social you won’t want to miss. This soiree is a fun filled foot tappin’ night of live jazz, burlesque and beautiful cast crafted vendors from Amber Ray Accoutrements and Glorious Pasties by Cheeky. Featuring the Sensational Spring Lilies: Amber Ray, Cheeky Cheetah, Lil’ Miss Lixx, and Qualms Galore. Stage Lamb Debut of Celia Foxglove. Hosted by Satine S’Allumer. (The Well, 272 Meserole St, BK, 9pm, $15)

FILM/MUSIC: Shrink Along: Alice with a live score!
http://videologybarandcinema.com/event/shrink-along-alice-with-a-live-score
Featuring a live score from Tenth Intervention. In Czech director Jan Svankmajer’s surreal adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic children’s book, Alice follows her stuffed rabbit through a portal inside her desk to be whisked away to Wonderland. While the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter and Cheshire Cat are still present, the familiar magical world and bizarre characters have undergone an unsettling transformation in the director’s vision through the stop-motion animation of dead animals, puppets and other assorted objects. Tenth Intervention presents contemporary music in New York City. Through collaborations with composers, musicians, visual artists, choreographers, and dancers, they produce programs that expand the reach of music to be diverse, pioneering, and socially conscious. Alice’s DRINK ME potion and EAT ME cookie are included with your ticket.(Videology Bar & Cinema, 308 Bedford Ave, BK, 9:15pm, $26)


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SUNDAY
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VARIETY: The Muse's Anniversary Open House & Anniversary Show
https://www.facebook.com/events/1840902882863849
Join The Muse where they will be celebrating the start of their third year at their new location. Activities include: Kids Free Play - Circus Adventure Play Set-up & Bounce House, Adults Partner-Acro Workshop, Adults Circus Circuit Sampler (Aerial Workshops & Stations), and more. Closing Anniversary Show Featuring the best of New York-based Cirque companies with performances by: Lisa Giobbi Movement Theatre, Butch & Buttercup, ABCirque, Phoenix Entertainment, House of YES, Hybrid Movement Company, & more. (The Muse, 350 Moffat St, BK, 10am-10pm, daytime: FREE/sugg don; show: $10 adv/$15 door)

FILM/WORD: Blade Runner (2007), The Future of Play Presentation & Panel
https://www.universe.com/events/blade-runner-2007-the-future-of-play-presentation-panel-tickets-GWLS7J
A screening of 2007's "The Final Cut" version of the film, preceded by a talk with Richard Gottlieb, publisher of "Global Toy News," who will discuss the future of play, in tribute to the movie's vision of toy making in the year 2019. After the movie, three local dads and sci-fi geeks will engage in a free-wheeling discussion about the movie, including tackling its central question of what makes a human a human (or, for that matter, a replicant a replicant). The panel includes Alex Horwitz, Michael Bridenstine, and Adam Peterson. (United Palace, 4140 Broadway, 4pm doors/4:30 presentation/5pm movie, $10 adv/$15 door)

FEST: The Kawaii Society Soft Launch
https://www.facebook.com/events/1233849563396623
This is the soft launch for The Kawaii Society, whose grand opening will be on April 30th. Enjoy open mic karaoke all night complete with a stage, glowsticks, and over 1000 songs to choose from. There will be a karaoke contest as well as a J-fashion contest with prizes. Vendor rooms line the halls, each room completely decorated and designed by a different brand. The largest room will be transformed into Candyholic Cafe, The Kawaii Society's original maid cafe. Enjoy being served adorable food and drinks as from our lovely maids who are so excited to meet you. (Radio Star Karaoke, 3 W 35th St, 6pm-12am, $5)


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MONDAY
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COMMUNITY: Rally to Save the Arts
https://www.facebook.com/events/1410437549008356
Join Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, the New York City Council, and arts and culture advocates as we #resist Trump's assault on the arts, culture, and libraries. We demand President Trump fully fund the National Endowment for the Arts, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Institute of Museum and LIbrary Services, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. We will say loud and clear to President Trump that his blatant disregard for the importance of the arts has no place in our city and our country. (New York City Hall, City Hall Park, 12pm, FREE)

FILM: Dirty Morning Cartoons
https://www.facebook.com/events/181617105678618
Sear your eyes on this selection of fun-time indie cartoons that will surely make your inner-child retreat deep into your psyche and wither away. The program curated by Brooklyn startup Cartuna, a new digital media brand focused on animated comedy for adults. (Lo-Res Bar, 136 Metropolitan Ave, BK, 10pm, FREE)


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TUESDAY
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ABCs of Astrology with Delphi: Planets and Signs: Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn
https://www.facebook.com/events/279195732509996
Learn the ABCs of astrology with Delphi. Astrology is a language. It takes time, but eventually the symbols make sense. When you take planet and zodiac sign and add aspects and houses, you begin to speak in sentences that are part of the story of the whole chart. In this three week course, they’ll review basics, but hopefully give you the tools you need to eventually be able to read a chart. At the very least, you will gain insight about your own natal chart. Part 2 of 3. Parts 3 on 4/18. (Tarot Society Gallery & Reading Room, 4 Charles Pl, BK, 7:30pm, $15/$35 for all three)


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WEDNESDAY
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FEST: SextingAF
http://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event/1428637-sextingaf-brooklyn
This fest will explore dating, flirting and sexuality through the lens of technology and the ubiquitous camera-enabled devices that power our daily lives and connections. A one-day experience focused on intellectual discourse, playful interaction and entertainment. The fest will begin with 3 hours of dynamic content, stories and presentations from artists, writers, academics and innovators in the space and finish with an art exhibition featuring sexts from around the world, music, play and creative activation moments. Participants include Thrillist’s GiGi Engle, ByeFelipe’s Alexandra Tweten, NS-FW’s Daniel Saynt, social historian Stuart Ewen, artist Anna Gensler, psychologist Emily Stasko, journalist Jane Mulkerrins, DJ Pony and much more. (Littlefield, 622 Degraw St, BK, 5pm, $25, 21+)

ART: Art Battle NYC - Live Competitive Painting
http://lpr.com/lpr_events/art-battle-new-york-april-5th-2017
Twelve artists will compete across 3 rounds, with audience voting and auction for all works. Winner of the last NYC event was the amazing Dragon76. Dragon will return this month to paint a large 60minute masterpiece on the mainstage during the event. With More Than Enough feat The Elite Camp DJs.hosted by Nemesis. (Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St, 9pm, $15 adv/$20 door, 21+)


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THURSDAY
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THEATER: The Wild Party's Over
http://www.thetanknyc.org/theater/702-the-wild-partys-over
tix: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2899290
"Some love is fire, some love is rust; but the fiercest, cleanest love is lust." Based on the classic 1928 poem, this vaudeville soiree soars with live music, drips with sensuality, and smells of that certain kind of 5am sadness that comes when the party's...finally...over. Four seasoned entertainers from the theater, music, clowning, and nightlife scenes combine their powers to bring you a little poetry, dancing, romance, laughter, and danger. Starring Jennifer Harder, Stephen Heskett, Charley Layton, and Natti Vogel. Directed by Chris Rozzi, produced by Jennifer Harder. (The Tank, 151 W 46th St, Fl 8th, 9:30pm, $15)

VARIETY: Green Fairy At The Red Room
http://greenfairymarch2017.bpt.me
Celebrate at this monthly showcase of absinthe tasting and entertainment, featuring a new brand of absinthe and a variety of risqué and bawdy performances each month, along with an exposition of what makes absinthe a unique and mysterious liqueur. Mr. Kellfire Bray will guide you through the complexities of absinthe's history and rituals. With live hot jazz by pianist Chris Johnson. Holly Honeypot will be at the door, Ms Zelma will be tending the absinthe pours, and Mr. Nelson Lugo will mystify you with parlor tricks. Dress Code: Suit and tie, cocktail attire. Suggested Attire: Vintage, evening wear, boudoir, unmentionables, or intimate attire. (Red Room, 85 E 4th St 3rd fl, 9:30pm doors, 10pm tasting, $16 adv/$20 door/$11 adv if in suggested attire/$15 door if in suggested attire)


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HOT TIPS
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Call For Socially Engaged Artists - Deadline 3/31
https://www.kaimeraproductions.com/living-altar
Kaimera Productions is seeking performing artists and performance ensembles that can create a 30-minute performance for the first workshop of an international project: Living Altar. Performers of any medium - dance, theater, opera, performance art, circus, music, etc - are encouraged to apply. Kaimera will present the initial draft of this ambitious piece at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center in Queens on May 23rd & 24th.

Bindlestiff First of may Award - Deadline: midnight Saturday 4/1
https://www.facebook.com/events/261809570911865
Bindlestiff Family Cirkus is now accepting submissions for the Bindlestiff First of May Award – a $500 to $1,000 development grant for full-length variety arts productions. Proposals must include: one-page project description; links to videos of past work (up to 3); resumé and/or bios of participating artists. Proposed productions must be at least 40 minutes in length. Productions may be either solo or troupe-based projects. If submitting as a solo artist, applicant must be a NYC resident. If submitting as a troupe, at least 50% of troupe members must be NYC residents. Proposals should be submitted via email to firstofmay@bindlestiff.org.


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PUPPETS: Photo & Supply
http://www.thetanknyc.org/theater/660-photo-supply
Meet Phyllis: She has run a photo development shop in her neighborhood for many years, but now the neighborhood is changing. Business is slow, and Phyllis must close up shop. In protest, boxes unpack themselves, floor tiles shake, and long-forgotten photographs burst to life. This is a puppet show which uses dynamic sets and colorful cast of handmade masks and puppets to tell a story about community, collective memory, and honoring the value of a physical record.
(thru 4/2, The Tank, 151 W 46th St, 8th fl, see site for details, $18)

ART: Visionaire presents “Toiletpaper's Paradise”
http://www.visionaireworld.com/blog/visionaire-presents-toiletpapers-paradis
Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari’s ‘more is more’ installation is an interactive immersion into Toiletpaper magazine’s wild aesthetic. Through psychedelic reimagined domestic settings, the exhibition reveals vibrant vignettes featuring the magazine’s art and product collaborations all stacked, layered, and pastiched. Attendees are invited to touch, play, move, sit, recline, and position themselves in the physical manifestation of the minds of the artists. Some areas, best described as Mad Men on acid, includes a mock headstone that reads ‘The End’. Lounge and bedroom are subverted living areas full of absurd possibilities and combinations. (thru 4/9, Mon–Fri 8am–7pm Sat–Sun 10am–5pm, Cadillac House, 330 Hudson St, FREE)

ART: Aaron Taylor Kuffner’s Suara Sinar (The Sound Of Light)
http://www.thechimneynyc.com/aaron-taylor-kuffner
For his second solo-exhibition at The Chimney, American artist Aaron Taylor Kuffner will present Suara Sinar (The Sound of Light), a site-specific installation, consisting of totems of mechanical gongs synchronized with a constellation of lights on the ceiling. Immersed in a choreography of light and sound, viewers are invited to lay on a circular-foam platform in the center of The Chimney. The exhibition is part of Kuffner's ongoing series of Sonic Kinetic Sculptures called Gamelatrons that re-contextualizes Indonesian Gamelan. The artist's work exposes viewers to the rich and profound nature of musical resonance and its effect on the body and psyche. Suara Sinar becomes a temporary sanctuary, a liminal space, a safe haven where sound and light fuse into a unifying language. (thru 4/9, Sun 2pm-6pm, The Chimney, 200 Morgan Ave, BK, FREE)




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